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User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 822 times:

Hey,
I was wondering if college students taking aviation programs can study abroad? Also do most students just quit flying over the summer when schools out? Ide imagine you need to be flying on at least a weekly basis to keep up with your ratings. Well hope some of ya can help me with this, thank you very much in advance for the info.

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 768 times:

While you can do any study abroad program offered by your school, I am not aware of any study-abroad aviation programs. They may be there, I'm just not aware of any. Also, there are likely to be more study-abroad opportunities at more rounded schools (Purdue, UIUC) than at schools that are focused on aviation.

For the second question, most students at Purdue (I can't speak for other schools) do not fly at Purdue over the summer, but most don't stop flying all together. As soon as you have a private pilot certificate, you can rent planes from local airports anywhere in the country, so a lot of students rent planes at home over the summer. Also, after you earn a commercial pilot certificate (2nd year at Purdue - again, I can't speak for other schools) you can do commercial flying in the summer. Many students become instructors, as I did, but there are also a lot of other jobs for low-time pilots. I know of people from Purdue who have done bannertowing, glider towing, and corporate flying over the summers.

Hope that helps - let me know if you need more info.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6340 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 744 times:

When I was a student at Embry-Riddle, they operated on a trimester system. Classes held year round. I imagine it's still the same.

Steve  Smile



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User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 728 times:

You can study wherever you like. If you lucky to get accepted somewhere else and want to go there and learn something, go for it. Im sure you can apply for exemptions upon your return.

And during summer when uni/college is out, everyone continues with there flying, and study for that matter.
Im on my mid year break now, despite not being taught anything, Im still teaching myself stuff. You need to if you want to be a good and SAFE pilot!


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 714 times:

My husband graduated from Embry-Riddle and now my son is a senior there and yes theydo have flying ops year round. They have a fall term, spring term, then 2 summer terms(much shorter of course).
Note to IMissPiedmont - when did you graduate from Riddle? Were you at the Daytona Beach campus?


User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 716 times:

Purdue also offers summer flying, but most people choose not to stay on campus. Our summer session is 12 weeks, with 3 4-week modules. Flight courses are offered in the first module for short courses and the second 2 for long courses (I have 2 students in 50-hour flight courses right now). The courses are the same that are offered in the school year, so doing it in the summer just means you are ahead in the fall.

User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 698 times:

Purdue Arrow- who are the students? (some of my friends are flying this semester)


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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 690 times:

My students are Nick, CJ, and John. Who do you know here this summer? Are they people from OR? None of my students are from that area.

User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 676 times:

Ben Harris, tall guy from manhattan becah, CA was my roomie spring smester. Also Dana Curran from Boston MA, at least I think shes there for summer. Those were the two i was pretty sure were going for summer.


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